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Martians Abroad by 

Hardcover288 pages
Published January 17th 2017 
by Tor Books
Source: Hardcover provided by the publisher
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars


A great new stand-alone science fiction novel from the author of the Kitty Norville series.

Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly's plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth—the one planet Polly has no desire to visit. Ever.

Homesick and cut off from her desired future, Polly cannot seem to fit into the constraints of life on Earth, unlike Charles, who deftly maneuvers around people and sees through their behavior to their true motives. Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right—there's more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.


Thank you Tor Books for sending me a copy of Martians Abroad for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Martians Abroad read very Young Adult which was ok with me since I love YA. The relationships and settings we very youthful. I loved Carrie Vaughn's world building and her description with the changes based on atmosphere. 

Polly is a determined girl even when she struggles with the changes she had no say in. The relationship between Polly and her twin brother Charles. I am a twin and so the labeling and definitions of this dynamic intrigued me since they are born together but were not from the same DNA but are still technically twins.

Martians Abroad is a fun science fiction read full of the unknown and finding the place you belong. This is the perfect book for teens to relate to in a refreshing and different way. 

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About the Author:

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. 

An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her at


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  1. I'm getting back into reading science fiction again and this book is unlike any I've come across before. I love the mix of a contemporary-feeling type of novel with the coming to Earth as an alien idea. Love this twist!

  2. That looks like a fun book! Thank you for the contest!


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